Matt Forte Injury: Bears RB Could Be Out Up To 6 Weeks, According To Report

Matt Forte sprained his ankle in the third quarter of the Chicago Bears' loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday, and Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports he could miss up to six weeks:

The running game was the best thing the Bears had going for them against the Green Bay Packers in their 23-10 loss on Thursday night. But even that facet to their offense is in flux after running back Matt Forte suffered a sprained ankle that could keep him out for 2-6 weeks.
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Forte suffered the injury, which ESPN's Adam Schefter reported as the more-debilitating high sprain, when he was tackled by Packers safety Charles Woodson near the Packers' sideline after a 15-yard reception early in the third quarter.

Forte had 31 yards rushing and 49 yards receiving at the time of his injury. Backup Michael Bush is expected to see a significant increase in his workload with Forte out and third stringer Armando Allen could also get an opportunity to contribute.

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